Mission 6 – The Unforgivable Hustle
I feel like I’m a definition of a hustler. Certain people are blessed with that common sense, go-getter, hustler type of attitude. If you can combine those forces, they’re the type of people I want on my team.
– The Tao of Diddy
Yo, last week was crazy, right? Boris straight up called Kendra OUT! This week didn’t let me down, either. We started off with Mike and Poprah getting into it. Thank you Diddy for continuing to bring the drama!
The craziest thing about this week’s ep was the booting of LAVERNE! Yes, child. LAVERNE! I don’t know if she really should have gone. Maybe this was just a way to get rid of her early, because honestly… would the Diddster roll with a Transsexual assistant? We’ll never know, now. I liked LaVerne a lot. I thought she was pretty level headed and together.
Brief recap, the teams’ challenge was to go to Sephora and sell as many bottles of Sean John Unforgivable as they can. They also had to make promotional T-shirts.
Downtown started off with a bang, so to speak. Mike’s idea for a shirt: “Now Smell This”. His explanation: “Women always think they coochie smell good. C’mon, Keep it funky!” The team hated on it, but I thought it was kind of clever. Not the coochie part, but overall.
Once again, the team was trying to exploit LaVerne’s identity as a trans person. She shoulda kirked the fuck out about it, she was certainly entitled at that point. Ever the lady, LaVerne kept herself in check.
Unfortunately, it seems like LaVerne’s identity is working against her in this challenge. People aren’t responding well to this tall, deep-voiced, Black woman who pretty obviously was born a man. Sex sells and many of the people in Sephora aren’t interested in sex with LaVerne. She wasn’t able to connect with the customers and didn’t close a deal.
I thought Downtown team did an impeccable job. They stepped out first and foremost looking sharp. The guys in suits, the ladies in the promo tees and sleek black bottoms. Mike was SELLING! Flirting, running game, compliments. The girls were working the sexiness. Boris on the other hand… didn’t sell a single bottle.
In the end, LaVerne lost her mojo. She got bitter and down on herself. I really did not think she should have left. Just because she couldn’t sell any perfume on this challenge doesn’t mean that she’s not an asset to any team she is on. You can’t try to exploit her identity at one point, and then when she’s not down for that, get mad and say she fucked up because of her identity. If this wasn’t TV, Kim would have gone and LaVerne would have stayed. Kim is a cancer. And her arms are fat as hell.
Shame on Kim for her hurtful comments re: LaVerne. She’s got some damned nerve. “This woman never had a dream or vision to build a multimedia entertainment conglomerate,” she said. To top it off, Poprah proclaimed, “You wanna know why I’m overweight? I got tired of the men in the industry wanting to sleep with me, so I said if I’m fat, I’ll be the girl that they respect, not the girl they want to have sex with.” HAHAHAHA! Where does she get this stuff?! She ended by calling Laverne a joke and a “spectacle.” Wow. Rude.
Kudos to Mike for saying that LaVerne had a beautiful soul and hoping she didn’t get cut. Awww.
Let’s see what LaVerne had to say in her exit interview. Keep ya head girl. I bet a show or opportunity is coming for you. GORGEOUS!